Monday, 31 March 2008

Oh so happy!

I'm so happy, oh so happy ........ The sun is shining here today and it is actually a warm 12 degrees. It's amazing what a little bit of sun can do! Anyway, the sunshine has inspired me to use yellow today on a card for my friend's 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow. I have used my Simon and Lola stamp for the first time but still need to work on my colouring. I can't wait for the new release of sugar nellie stamps, hopefully sometime this week. Whatever you are doing today and wherever you are, have a good day!

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Rush , rush, rush

Haven't had much time to craft today with one thing and another and my efforts have been concentrated on making a birthday card for Lewis to give to his gran tomorrow on her birthday. It has been a bit of a rush job but I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out. Managed to get my hands on some prima flowers today and I just couldn't resist using one on the card and added a bit of bling too! Off now to get organised as we are going to friends in Glasgow for dinner so no doubt it will be a late night! Have a good evening whatever you are doing.

Friday, 28 March 2008

PIF Candy!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to win this fab PIF (Pass/Play it Forward) candy from Tracy at bluedaisycrafts whose blog I visit frequently. I haven't yet had a chance to use any of these fantastic goodies yet but as I seem to have a creative streak at the moment, I may well use them in the next few days. I will be doing my own PIF candy in the next few weeks so keep watching this space!

Another site I visit regularly is that of Andrea Gourley who is so creative in her designs. Her fantastic work encouraged me to purchase some digital kits from one of the websites she designs for, Nitwit Collections, and to experiment myself. Here are my efforts below:

Made using the Happily Ever After Kit from Nitwit Collections. Dragon is decoupaged.

Made using papers and embellishments from the Happily Ever After collection from Nitwit Collections. The butterfly is decoupaged.

Again made from the same collection. Flowers were decoupaged this time. There are endless amounts of cards which could be made with this kit due to the large amount of papers and embellishments which come with the kit. I totally recommend it!

This card was made using the Goin' Bananas Collection from Nitwits also. I purchased this kit because Lewis absolutely loves monkeys and thought that the kit would come in handy for making his 2nd birthday party invitations. Not sure whether to add some gingham ribbon to this or not to tie in with his neckerchief! I can't decide!

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Sugar Nellie : Maggie

Have been busy colouring with my new prismas today although have had some difficulty with the blending. Will need to keep practising, I think! This is for my mum's birthday on Sunday and I thought that I'd enter it into Marlene's challenge which ends at midnight tonight (, not that I have any chance of winning but seeing as it fits in with the criteria, I'll enter it anyway. The challenge is to create an item which uses the colour green and has some ribbon. Now, I just have to get on with creating a card from Lewis for his gran. That'll be tomorrow's job as I am off to bed!

This really cheered me up!

I got an email from my friend today which really made me laugh and cheered me up, so I thought that I would share the subject with you! It involves you having to follow a few instructions to discover your new name. Follow the instructions below to find out what your new name is and please post it for me to see too! Pretty please! Here goes ...........

1. Use the third letter of your first name to determine your NEW first name:

a = snickle b = doombah c = goober d = cheesey e = crusty
f = greasy g = dumbo h = farcus i = dorky j = doofus
k = funky l = boobie m = sleezy n = sloopy o = fluffy
p = stinky q = slimy r = dorfus s = snooty t = tootsie
u = dipsy v = sneezy w = liver x = skippy y = dinky
z = zippy

2. Use the second letter of your last name to determine the first half of your NEW last name:

a = dippin b = feather c = batty d = burger e = chicken
f = barffy g = lizard h = waffle i = farkle j = monkey
k = flippin l =fricken m =bubble n = rhino o = potty
p = hamster q =buckle r = gizzard s =lickin t = snickle
u = chuckle v = pickle w = hubble x = dingle y = gorilla
z = girdle

3. Use the third letter from your last name to determine the second half of your NEW last name:

a = butt b = boob c = face d = nose e = hump
f = breath g = pants h = shorts i = lips j = honker
k = head l =tush m =chunks n = dunkin o = brains
p = biscuit q =toes r = doodle s =fanny t = sniffer
u =sprinkles v = frack w = squirt x = humperdinck y = hiney
z = juice

Well, have you followed all of the instructions in the right order?

My new name is .......... wait for it ...............

dorfus chucklenose!

But what is yours?

Go on ....... post it below! Let me have a look ............

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Weary Wednesday

Not feeling great today - dreadful head cold. Typical that I am ill during my holiday from work, same old story. Had been planning to be really busy today making a card for my mum's birthday on Sunday and my friend's wedding anniversary on Tuesday. Only managed to stamp some Sugar Nellie images instead and was hoping to colour them using my new prismacolor pencils but to no avail! I'm hoping that I will be feeling a bit brighter tomorrow so that I can get both of these cards made. I'm off now to watch two of my favourite programmes - the new series of both The Apprentice and Desperate Housewives. I have been waiting ages for Desperate Housewives to return - can't wait, I'm so excited. I also discovered that another of my favourites programmes returns on Sunday night - Brothers and Sisters. I'm wishing my life away! :)

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-15

Hi all,

I joined this group yesterday but didn't get around to writing my introduction. So here goes ....... I'm Lainy, recently turned 32, married to Steven and mum to my gorgeous son Lewis who is 22 months old. I don't get nearly enough time to stamp and scrap as I'd like to as I spend my time working full-time as a primary teacher teaching ten and eleven year old children and running around after Lewis. However, since it is the Easter holidays, I am on a mission to get as much crafting done as I can! We'll see! I absolutely love blog hopping to be inspired by others and so I am looking forward to getting to know all of my new sisters extremely well and sharing ideas. Hello to you all!

Monday, 24 March 2008

Fairy Fun

Made for my son Lewis' friend Charlotte who celebrated her second birthday on Good Friday.